Feb 6, 2012 4:48am PST
. carter g. woodson had participated in the founding of black history month. he was involved in the group known as the oh, -- association for the study of african-american life and history. the local chapter of that group is what is now known as the african-american cultural and historical society. so it's an honor. we've been doing this for many, many years and it's great to see so many faces out here today. right now what i'd like to do is thank our partners and acknowledge them for their participateation. the san francisco public library much the california cultural arts program and we couldn't do it without the good folks in the mayor's office of neighborhood services. what i'd like to do now is strue -- shall truce -- intro duce tanish hollins from the mayor's office of neighborhood services. >> good amp, family. happy black history month. could we hear it one more time? [applause] >> we are so honored to be here. we look forward to this every year. it's a hall mark event for the city and county of san francisco. an opportunity to reflect on the many, many contributions of african-am
Feb 19, 2012 6:00am EST
history week began with carter g. woodson. in 1976, the association expanded the celebration from a week to a month. >> wow. and here we are and making it relevant still today to so many younger people. we were talking in the newsroom and this is a question you've all heard before -- why do we celebrate it every year as one month? why not year round, some people argue? >> well, the association has always believed since the days of carter g. woodson that african-american history should be studied and celebrated every day of the year. and woodson used to talk about the need for a shift from negro history week to negro history year. so woodson was the original 365 guy, but he also believed that february negro history week was still important, because that would be when people would come together to celebrate what they had learned about a given theme for the entire year. so, woodson was really of negro history week, plus 365 kind of guy. he was not an either/or proposition to him. >> tell us about the organization and when it began and what it does today. >> the association for the study of
Feb 4, 2012 7:30pm EST
for african-american lives in history, carter g. woodson and all that. once that began, there's a whole generation, that group and segregated schools, by the time i went to college, i lived in another world. and african-american history was now a whole new terrain for white scholars to explore. and david was talking about, we're still learning about the contraband camps now. so for 50 years now, one discovery after another, the movie "glory" is a byproduct in some ways, and exhibit gettysburg is a byproduct of academic scholar. the national museum of african-american history -- >> this is progress. >> this is progress and the museum that frank leads. so i think in sometimes that academics forget that what we're doing can actually matter. but when it's manifested back in museums and films and television shows, but also in what our children are learning, it is not without consequence. and i -- you know, i wouldn't want us to forget that without the knowledge that comes from being lonely scholars studying things like the conduct, we don't have the information that we need to move forward.
Feb 7, 2012 7:00am PST
responsible, this man, carter g. woodson, the son of freed slaves. the woodson dedicated his career to the field of african-american history and earned a ph.d. from harvard in in 1912. nong his famous quotes, if the knee grow in the ghetto must eternally be fed by the hand that pushes him into the ghetto, he will never become strong neve in you have to get out of the ghetto. ♪ ♪ spread a little e today ♪ ♪ spread a little love my way ♪ ♪ spread a little something to remember ♪ ♪ ♪ spread a little joy... [ female announcer ] fresh milk and real cream. that's what makes philadelphia. ♪ so spread a little... [ female announcer ] and that's what makes the moment we enjoy it, a little richer. ♪ real belgian chocolate whipped with philadelphia cream cheese. new indulgence. the moment just got a little sweeter. and you are me. my name is susan. i'm confident. i'm strong. i believe. weight watchers pushed me to push myself. i lost 91 pounds. i believe i can do anything now. and i don't have to do any of it in sweatpants. i believe because it works. your turn. your time